Maria Loizou

Guest Editor



What to Wear for a Beach Wedding

With destination weddings a rising phenomenon, from sun-kissed European destinations such as Ibiza and Greece to further afield climes of Bali and Barbados, finding a style that not only fits the brief of formality, yet remains comfortable, and more importantly cool can present somewhat of a challenge. Naturally, traditional dress codes are slightly altered, and a slightly less dressy approach to a beach location allows for versatility in finding the perfect piece. With this in mind, discover the beach wedding guest outfits to invest in for both this summer, as well as future occasions - from winter sun destinations to warm weather dressing.

Beach Wedding Guest Dresses: Halter Necklines

A halter neck is a flattering neckline on most forms. The epitome of effortlessly elegant styling, it provides both comfort and ease. Embrace the neck detailing by having hair in an updo - an equally as practical approach to the warmth as it is stylish. A vibrant hue speaks to the sunshine environment of beach nuptials, whilst the cascading hemlines provide a relaxed-yet-polished element, particularly when paired with wedge heels.

When it comes to style longevity, this lightweight offering can easily be packed in a suitcase for future holidays, or worn at home alongside flat sandals and an oversized leather jacket as a desirable evening drinks or date night combination.

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Mini Dresses for a Beach Wedding

For some, short sleeves are less of a desire, however the warm temperature of a beach destination can naturally lead to overheating. A short dress can solve this style dilemma, with a floaty dress being the perfect option. By opting for a piece with sheer sleeves and a floral print, this ethereal offering is perfect for a summer wedding occasion, plus the classic-yet-contemporary look and feel of the design allows it to be adored for years to come.

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Off the Shoulder Beach Wedding Guest Dresses

With Bardot sleeves instantly setting a romantic tone, perfect for a wedding, look to an off-the-shoulder dress for a beach location. Dramatic ruffles, slinky, lightweight knits, and flowing silhouettes make for an ideal occasion wear dress. Perfect for styling with strappy heels and a clutch bag for a wedding guest day, then re-wearing for upcoming occasions and events.

Plus, a Bardot off-the-shoulder dress has longevity for any repertoire. Be it for a cocktail party, romantic evening or future parties, it can be looked to time and time again for elevated outfitting.

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The ideal fabric for a beach wedding would have to be linen. Its breathable and ultra lightweight makeup means linen is perfect for beach wedding dressing. A flowing silhouette again can be paired with flat sandals - perfect for strolling along the sand - and a long skirt effortlessly flows and suits any shape.

If wanting to make the most out of a linen dress, aside from including on the to-be-packed list all future holidays, contrast the relaxed cut with a structured blazer as a summer outfitting fundamental in the city.

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Jumpsuits for a Beach Wedding

If a dress is not your go-to style, why not achieve sartorial glory in an elevated jumpsuit? With ultra flattering wide leg silhouettes that keep you cool, as well as bold shades and prints, a jumpsuit should never be overlooked when it comes to occasion dressing. For a beach wedding outfit, style with strappy sandals or summery wedge heels and a clutch bag. When you get home, wear it with loafers for office days, heeled boots for evening plans, and pointed toe heels for parties. Jumpsuits are ideal for re-styling and layering, so are an optimum choice for a wedding guest outfit and beyond.

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